Supports capacity building through grant and research activity; manages research projects providing administrative and technical oversight; prepares proposals, papers, presentations and reports. Requires moderate travel and involve some direct supervisory responsibility.
35% Responsible for securing funding for new projects and proposal development. Includes collaborating with cross-disciplinary teams including TIAER staff, Tarleton faculty and/or personnel at other agencies and universities to pursue funding opportunities. Building and maintaining relationships with potential funding agencies at state and federal levels.
35% Manages multiple or significant projects including administrative aspects of project management (e.g., personnel & budget tracking, client communications, progress reports, and work plan and budget revisions) and implementation of research goals and objectives.
15% Responsible for review and development of research results into technical reports, presentations, and refereed journal articles. Participation in technical meetings, workshops and seminars used as an avenue to increase peer network to expand research capabilities and identify new research opportunities.
10% Supervises or assists with supervising project staff, including students. Works as a team mentor (as appropriate) with personnel that are not within direct supervisory lines on all aspects of project development and management. Obtain annual training specific to supervisory skills.
5% Performs other duties as assigned. May include teaching and/or involvement with undergraduate or graduate student research efforts including service on graduate committees.
Required Education and Experience:
Ph.D. in environmental sciences or related field. Experience with grant writing and proven ability to obtain extramural funding. Demonstrated leadership experience and success in managing research projects.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to work and build relationships with funding agencies and work cooperatively with others within a research team. Ability to present information clearly and concisely. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of appropriate laboratory and field equipment and techniques for area of expertise. Knowledge of appropriate data analysis tools and statistics. Knowledge of research in practical and/or basic sciences and scientific publications.
Ph.D. preferably in environmental engineering, aquatic biology, or environmental chemistry. Administrative skills including budget management and direct supervisory responsibility for personnel. Proven ability to build and participate in cross-disciplinary research teams. Demonstrated success in mentoring students in graduate and undergraduate research. Proven familiarity with funding mechanisms associated with Texas state agencies, such as TCEQ, TSSWB, GLO and TWDB. Experience with development and application of process-oriented environmental models. Understanding of environmental regulations associated with ambient water quality.
Internal Number: R-013686
About Tarleton State University
With its main campus in Stephenville, an hour southwest of Fort Worth, Tarleton State University offers the value of a Texas A&M University System degree with its own brand of personal attention, individual opportunities, history, tradition and community. Tarleton is a vibrant learning community with nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a doctorate in education, within five colleges—Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology. Tarleton’s research centers include the renowned Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research and the Southwest Regional Dairy Center. Recent additions to the Stephenville campus consist of a state of the art Nursing Building, and a new $25 million living and learning residence hall for 500 students. Tarleton has extended the reach of state-supported, affordable education by expanding online undergraduate and graduate programs with classes in Waco, Midlothian and the Southwest Metroplex Center in Fort Worth. Tarleton offers a traditional, residential college experience with a lively campus atmosphere, intercollegiate athletics, dozens of student or...ganizations and cultural attractions. Students benefit from the personal attention, warmth and faculty interaction found at smaller, liberal arts institutions.
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